Theatre

Theatre - Last session: Thu 24 May 2018 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Cheaters: A Play About Infidelity

One sordid evening, non-bachelors Kevin and Dave bring two married ladies back to their house for an evening of pre-meditated adultery. But very quickly things do not go according to plan…

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Theatre - Last session: Thu 10 May 2018 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Two by Jim Cartwright

A gritty yet heart-warming look at northern life from the author of Little Voice and Road.

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Theatre - Last session: Thu 31 May 2018 at 7:00 PM - This event has now passed

Happyminds Hospital

Everything in Rachel’s life is crumbling. She has suffered a whirlwind of abuse, but now is the abused becoming the abuser?

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Comedy

Comedy - Last session: Thu 3 May 2018 at 8:30 PM - This event has now passed

First Thursday Comedy Club – May 2018

An evening of top quality comedy on the first Thursday of every month. Featuring Vikki Stone and Steffen Peddie.

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Comedy - Last session: Thu 17 May 2018 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Radio Active

Angus Deayton, Helen Atkinson Wood, Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope reunite to perform classic scripts from the award winning BBC Radio 4 show.

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Film

Film - Last session: Wed 16 May 2018 at 9:00 AM - This event has now passed

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

Resilience is a powerful documentary revealing the most important public health research findings of our generation.

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Kids

Kids - Last session: Sun 27 May 2018 at 4:00 PM - This event has now passed

Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday

The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in this brand-new stage show, featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show.

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Music

Music - Last session: Thu 3 May 2018 at 8:30 PM - This event has now passed

Sam Lee’s Singing with Nightingales: LIVE

Folk music star Sam Lee brings his unique experience of starlit walks in the English woods for outdoor concerts with wild nightingales and special guest musicians to venues across the UK.

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Music - Last session: Sat 5 May 2018 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

James Grant

Following sell-outs last year and a live album, James Grant is joined by The Hallelujah String Quartet for this very special concert at The Met.

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Music - Last session: Sat 12 May 2018 at 11:00 AM - This event has now passed

Andy May – A Life with the Pipes

Relax for an hour, as Phil Brown discovers Andy May's remarkable story.

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Music - Last session: Sat 12 May 2018 at 12:00 PM - This event has now passed

Don’t Feed The Peacocks

Expect expert, energised and astute music making - combined with a good helping of folk, jazz and reggae influences.

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Music - Last session: Sat 12 May 2018 at 1:30 PM - This event has now passed

Aizle

Kindled out of Manchester’s thriving music scene, highly respected instrumental quintet Aizle present an inventive mix of infused new and traditional tunes.

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Music - Last session: Sat 12 May 2018 at 3:00 PM - This event has now passed

Meet Aizle

Join Aizle in the bar for a relaxed chat and a tune.

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Music - Last session: Sat 12 May 2018 at 4:00 PM - This event has now passed

Drop The Floor

High energy jigs combine with songs from the Irish tradition.

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Music - Last session: Sat 12 May 2018 at 6:30 PM - This event has now passed

Andy May Trio

Expect energetic instrumental music, inspired by the rich traditions of their native north-east.

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Music - Last session: Sat 12 May 2018 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Michael McGoldrick Big Band

Michael McGoldrick is renowned for his hallmark and effortless fusion of traditional, roots and urbanised musical forms.

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Music - Last session: Sat 12 May 2018 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Stanley Bar Sessions

Throughout the Big Whistle Festival the Stanley Room bar will be open with sessions before each ticketed show - come early and grab a corner.

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Music - Last session: Mon 14 May 2018 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

An Evening with Mary Gauthier

Mary Gauthier returns to The Met to present moving songs from her tenth album Rifles & Rosary Beads. A Mr Kite Benefit.

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Music - Last session: Tue 15 May 2018 at 11:00 AM - This event has now passed

Mental Health Awareness Week: Tea and a chat

We would like to invite you to join The Met on Tuesday 15th May...

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Music - Last session: Fri 18 May 2018 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Them Heavy People

Singer Nadine Turner has spent years perfecting her impersonation and performs note-perfect recreations of Kate’s iconic songs. Backed by a band of seasoned professionals who strive for authenticity, this is the closest...

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Music - Last session: Sun 20 May 2018 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Manc Floyd

Manc Floyd return to The Met to perform a selection of Pink Floyd classics. The performance will include a spectacular light show and stunning projections – a must see for any Floyd...

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Music - Last session: Wed 23 May 2018 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Estbel

Timeless Estonian folk tales sung with otherworldy melodies and arresting harmonies.

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Music - Last session: Thu 24 May 2018 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Desperado (Eagles Tribute)

Desperado show their respect for this timeless music with the authenticity and accuracy that have become their hallmark.

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Music - Last session: Fri 25 May 2018 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Will Pound’s Through the Seasons

Beautiful arrangements of traditional dance tunes and songs; a unique and powerful experience in English culture for all ages.

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Music - Last session: Sat 26 May 2018 at 7:00 PM - This event has now passed

A Blues Night at The Met

An evening of the finest contemporary blues from some of the best UK Blues artists, all based in the North!

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Music - Last session: Sat 26 May 2018 at 7:30 PM - This event has now passed

Moishe’s Bagel

Acclaimed world/folk five-piece Moishe’s Bagel perform their specially commissioned score for Mikhail Kalatozov's remarkable 1930 silent film Salt for Svanetia.

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Workshops & Courses

Workshops & Courses - Last session: Tue 8 May 2018 at 6:00 PM - This event has now passed

Guitar Lessons

Learn to play the guitar in these weekly lessons with tutor Terry Moses. All...

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Workshops & Courses - Last session: Sat 12 May 2018 at 11:00 AM - This event has now passed

Getting Started

With Emma Sweeney. Get started on one of the most simple yet endearing of all instruments – the old tin whistle.

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Workshops & Courses - Last session: Sat 12 May 2018 at 12:00 PM - This event has now passed

Advanced Traditional Irish Whistle

A workshop that will address the different features of traditional Irish whistle playing, including repertoire, technique and regional playing styles.

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Workshops & Courses - Last session: Sat 12 May 2018 at 3:00 PM - This event has now passed

Steady Away

With Emma Sweeney. If you can play a simple tune and like to play with others, this workshop is for you.

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Workshops & Courses - Last session: Sat 12 May 2018 at 3:00 PM - This event has now passed

The Traditional Tunes of Northumberland and Beyond

With Andy May and Sophy Ball of the Andy May Trio. A great opportunity to share in the remarkable repertoire of Andy and Sophy.

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Workshops & Courses - Last session: Sat 12 May 2018 at 3:00 PM - This event has now passed

One Education Whistle Workshop Drop In

An access session specifically for younger people.

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Workshops & Courses - Last session: Sat 12 May 2018 at 4:00 PM - This event has now passed

Traditional Music Guitar Masterclass

Andy May Trio guitarist Ian Stephenson leads an inspiring masterclass focussing on traditional music.

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Workshops & Courses - Last session: Sat 12 May 2018 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed

Meet the Maker

Bring your questions and whistle woes to this informal session.

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